In the rapidly changing neighbourhood that is Davenport Village, Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse2 Condos is not far from joining the first Fuse tower at its final height and shape. Situated on the northwest corner of Lansdowne and Dupont in Toronto's West End, the pair of towers are rising on a site dominated by a former General Electric of Canada industrial facility. The condominium and retail project constitutes the sixth and seventh phases of a larger redevelopment scheme which is in the midst of completely transforming a series of lots bordering the east side of the GO Barrie Line, starting at Lappin Avenue in the south and continuing to Davenport Road in the north.

Fuse and Fuse 2 Condos, Neudorfer, Barrett Architect, Burka ArchitectsFuse and Fuse 2 Condos, image by Jack Landau

The first phase of the Fuse development reached its final height of 27 storeys a few months ago, and is in the process of being sealed off from the elements with a mix of glass and concrete precast panels. The latter have been fully applied, giving quite a solid look to the building. Its crane has been dismantled since we last published a story about the Barrett Architect and Burka Architects-designed project last month. At the base, the converted heritage structure is soon to be transformed into a neighbourhood retail destination, with a Metro supermarket and a Shoppers Drug Mart taking up the space.

Fuse and Fuse 2 Condos, Neudorfer, Barrett Architect, Burka ArchitectsFuse and Fuse 2 Condos, image by Jack Landau

To the west, the second tower has reached the 20th level, and is only three storeys and a mechanical penthouse away from its final height.

Fuse and Fuse 2 Condos, Neudorfer, Barrett Architect, Burka ArchitectsFuse 2 Condos, image by Jack Landau

At ground level, work is in full swing to apply the brick panel wrapping the building's five-story podium, and the first cream-tinted facade elements have appeared on its northernly side. By the end of 2016, 576 new condominium units ranging from lofts to two-bedrooms, and ranging in size from 483 square feet to 872 square feet will be added to the area.

Fuse and Fuse 2 Condos, Neudorfer, Barrett Architect, Burka ArchitectsCladding at the base of Fuse 2, image by Jack Landau

We will continue to follow the development here, but in the meantime, you can find additional information and renderings in our dataBase file for Fuse and Fuse2, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.